TURA, June 23: A scheme which was supposed to provide assistance for the people who were old and in-firm has put the people of the Social Welfare department in the Samanda block in a quandary. The block which falls under the East Garo Hills district has been at its wits end as it keeps receiving the curses and anger of the same people who it is supposed to benefit.
The Chief Minister Social Assistance Scheme for the Infirm, Disabled and widowed, under the Samanda Block, East Garo Hills, was a sanctioned scheme that came directly through state Directorate of Social Welfare. The scheme was being disbursed till recently by the Child Development Project Officer of the Samanda ICDS, to the beneficiaries. The same scheme, however, is creating immense problems to the working staffs and the issuing authorities.
SHILLONG, June 22: With normalcy limping back in violence - hit Tura, curfew was relaxed for five hours from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday to enable the public to buy provision.
West Garo hills Deputy Commissioner, Pravin Bakshi, also held meeting with Tura South legislator John Leslee K Sangma, Mothers’ Union, church leaders and the youths to ensure peace prevails in the district.
Later during the day, Bakshi was busy holding a review meeting with his office and the police.
Shillong, June 22: In the aftermath of Friday’s incidents in Tura town, where a girl was allegedly molested by some labourers in Chandmari area and the subsequent disturbances, Government has directed the Deputy Commissioner, West Garo Hills District to set up a magisterial inquiry into the whole incident and submit a report within a period of two weeks.
Also, Meghalaya Government has strongly condemned the alleged molestation of the victim girl and the subsequent acts of violence by anti – social elements. Government assured that stringent action as per the law of the land will be taken against all those involved in these incidents.
SHILLONG, June 21: Only rupees five hundred has been collected by the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) in a year from one of its toll gates set up at 14th Mile Northern Ranges in Ri Bhoi district despite of having more than 15 employees.
This was informed by the Executive Member (EM) in – charge of Finance, Lamphrang Blah in his reply to a query raised by Nongthymmai MDC Latiplang Kharkngor during the Question Hour at the Budget Session on Friday.
Shillong, Jun 22 (PTI): Mass exodus of migrant laborers began in Tura, West Garo hills district, on Saturday following Friday’s incident in which at least have were killed by irate mob and three laborers, accused of molesting and attempting to rape a mentally challenged girl, sustained serious injuries.
However, the indefinite curfew imposed by the district administration in Tura was relaxed for 5 hours (11 am to 4 pm) to allow citizen to purchase essential commodities on Saturday. Though the indefinite curfew continues in plain areas of the district.
Shillong, June 21: The sweltering anger against the rising rapes in Garo Hills, especially in the light of recent Ampati rape case, burst out on Friday evening against three people, who are accused of attempting to rape a mentally unstable girl. The vent out was so fierce that it left two people dead and several injured.
Infuriated mob of about 800- 900 on Friday night took siege of Tura Civil Hospital after learning of the accused being treated there. This compelled the district administration to impose curfew in Tura town and sound high alert in all the police stations in the district.
SHILLONG, June 21: The recent controversy over Chandra Mohan Jha (CMJ) University has impacted other private universities established in Meghalaya, admitted a Chancellor from another university here on Friday.
William Carrey University (WCU) Chancellor prof Ken Gnanakan said the credibility of private universities in the state have been questioned because of the recent controversial episode of one of the university.